Collection, Container Garden
Collection contains one packet of each variety listed below.
- Empress of India Nasturtium
- Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard
- Paris Market Carrot
- Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce
- Red Marietta marigold
- Fish Pepper
We reserve the right to substitute seed varieties in all collections in case of shortages.
Empress of India Nasturtium
Grown in the U.S. since at least the 1890s. A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14" plants. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves can be used as a garnish or as a peppery addition to salads and pastas. Hardy annual.
Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard
Australian heirloom from Digger’s Garden Club. Technicolor mixture of Swiss chards with shades of red, orange, purple, yellow, and white tastes as good as it looks. Seed crops of all the different colors are grown in isolation to maintain a proper balance of colors.
Paris Market Carrot
Nineteenth-century French variety. Early round red-orange carrots, 1-2" in diameter, uniform and very sweet. Does well in shallow or rocky soil. Can also be grown in containers. Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets. 50-68 days.
Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce
Australian variety from our friends at Digger’s Club near Melbourne. Very tender texture. Unique chartreuse color. Slow to bolt, large plants. Looseleaf, 50 days.
Red Marietta Marigold
Continuous succession of beautiful 2" blooms provide a spectacular splash of color all summer. Perfect for borders or scattered throughout the garden. Classic marigold aroma. Annual, 12-18" tall.
Nineteenth century African American heirloom first off red by William Woys Weaver in the 1995 SSE Yearbook. Weaver’s grandfather received the seeds in the 1940s from Horace Pippin of West Chester, PA. Two-foot tall plants have beautiful variegated foliage; 3" long fruits are striped and colorful. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay. 80 days from transplant. Medium hot.